Preserving our tribal customs and traditions to ensure we retain our cultural integrity is imperative.
Our Whakatupuranga 2050 goals for Kaupapa are:
Marae Connection / Te Hononga ki te Marae
- 100% of tribal members are connected to their marae and know their pepeha and whakapapa
- 100% o ngaa mema aa-iwi e hono ana ki oo raatou marae, e moohio ana hoki ki aa raatou pepeha me oo raatou whakapapa
Marae Assets / Ngaa Rawa o ngaa Marae
- All marae have sufficient assets that meet industry standards to meet the needs of their whaanau
- Kei ngaa marae katoa ngaa rawa e tika ana, e haangai ana ki ngaa taumata ahumahi, e riwha ai ngaa hiahia o oo raatou whaanau
Heritage / Mahi Tupuna
- Succession plans are in place for all roles and responsibilities from marae to boardroom
- Kua rite ngaa mahere piki tuuranga moo ngaa tuuranga me nga kawenga katoa, i te marae ki te ruuma hui aa-poari
Te Reo and Tikanga / Te Reo me ngaa Tikanga
- 80% of tribal members increase their proficiency in te reo to fluent and 100% of tribal members know and practise tikanga and kawa
- Ka whakapikihia e te 80% o ngaa mema aa-iwi too raatou moohio ki te reo, kia matatau, aa, e moohio ana ngaa mema katoa o te iwi ki te whakatinana i ngaa tikanga me te kawa
Our aim is to connect all our iwi members to their marae so they know who they are and where they come from. Our Online Marae initiative enables iwi members to connect with their marae via a website, which provides an online booking service, has a member-only section, access to all Maaori radio stations, newsfeeds from Waikato-Tainui, and links to marae social media.
We’re working to ensure all our marae have sufficient assets that meet industry standards while meeting the needs of our whaanau. Our Marae Maintenance Programme supports marae to keep maintained and fully functioning, from addressing urgent facility maintenance issues to assessing the feasibility of green energy solutions.
Our Marae Insurance Package also offers comprehensive cover at no cost to our marae. The insurance package covers our marae for damage to buildings and contents, loss or damage to taonga or items of cultural significance, lost revenue due to interruption of commercial activities, public liability for damages to a third party or personal injury, and statutory liability. The scheme not only supports our marae financially but also safeguards them for future generations.
Increasing tribal member knowledge and understanding of our reo and tikanga is also enhanced by our four reo programmes – Te Reo Aratau, Te Reo Kaakaho, Te Reo Kaapuia and Whaanau Reo. All programmes aim to support iwi members to strengthen their proficiency in te reo to a high level of fluency and ensure they know and practise our tikanga and kawa. A Reo Advisory Group has also been established to guide the strategic direction of Te Reo and Tikanga for the iwi.